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Russian Stories
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Twelve tales by such masters as Chekhov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Pushkin, others. Excellent word-for-word English translations on facing pages, plus teaching and study aids, Russian/English vocabulary, biographical/critical introductions, more.

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The Russian Revolution
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This updated new edition of Sheila Fitzpatrick´s classic short history of the Russian Revolution takes into account the centenary of the Revolution in 2017 and what it means today.

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The Russian Revolution
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Based on previously unseen documents from the Tsarist military archive, this new history of the Russian Revolution proposes that the support of bordering countries seeing more benefit in the communist side´s fortunes was integral to the revolution and ensuing power structure´s success.

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Russian Thinkers
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Required reading for fans of Tom Stoppard´s The Coast of Utopia-the landmark investigation into Russian history and thought Few, if any, English-language critics have written as perceptively as Isaiah Berlin about Russian thought and culture. Russian Thinkers is his unique meditation on the impact that Russia´s outstanding writers and philosophers had on its culture. In addition to Tolstoy´s philosophy of history, which he addresses in his most famous essay, ´´The Hedgehog and the Fox,´´ Berlin considers the social and political circumstances that produced such men as Herzen, Bakunin, Turgenev, Belinsky, and others of the Russian intelligentsia, who made up, as Berlin describes, ´´the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world.´´ For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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The Russian Canvas
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The Russian Canvas charts the remarkable rise of Russian painting in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the nature of its relationship with other European schools. Starting with the foundation of the Imperial Academy of the Arts in 1757 and culminating with the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881, it details the professionalization and wide-ranging activities of painters against a backdrop of dramatic social and political change. The Imperial Academy formalized artistic training but later became a foil for dissent, as successive generations of painters negotiated their own positions between pan-European engagement and local and national identities. Drawing on original archival research, this groundbreaking book recontextualizes the work of major artists, revives the reputations of others, and explores the complex developments that took Russian painters from provincial anonymity to international acclaim.

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Russian Roulette
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The Russian Connection is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After US-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers on US political targets and exploited Julian Assange and Wikileaks to disseminate information that could affect the 2016 election. The Russians were wildly successful and the great break-in of 2016 was no ´´third rate burglary.´´ It was far more sophisticated and sinister -- a brazen act of political espionage designed to interfere with American democracy, and at the end of the day, Trump, the candidate with business ties to Russia, won. And millions of Americans were left wondering, what the hell happened? This story of high-tech spying and multiple political feuds will be told against the backdrop of Donald Trump and his strange relationship with Putin, and his inner circle of advisers with profitable ties to Russia, most notably Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort. The Russian Connection will chronicle and examine all these bizarre events and relationships, explain the stakes, and seek to answer one of the biggest questions in American politics: How and why did a foreign government infiltrate the country´s political process and implant its tentacles in Washington?

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Russian Disco
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Born in Moscow, Wladimir Kaminer emigrated to Berlin in the early ´90s when he was 22. Russian Disco is a series of short and comic autobiographical vignettes about life among the émigrés in the explosive and extraordinary multi-cultural atmosphere of ´90s Berlin. It´s an exotic, vodka-fuelled millennial Goodbye to Berlin. The stories show a wonderful, innocent, deadpan economy of style reminiscent of the great humorists. [Several of his European editors make a comparison with current bestseller David Sedaris.] Kaminer manages to say a great deal without seeming to say much at all. He speaks about the offbeat personal events of his own life but captures something universal about our disjointed times.

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A Russian Journal
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Steinbeck and Capa´s account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing. Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune. This rare opportunity took the famous travelers not only to Moscow and Stalingrad - now Volgograd - but through the countryside of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed by the New York Times as ´´superb´´ when it first appeared in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation of their journey and remains a remarkable memoir and unique historical document. What they saw and movingly recorded in words and on film was what Steinbeck called ´´the great other side there ? the private life of the Russian people.´´ Unlike other Western reporting about Russia at the time, A Russian Journal is free of ideological obsessions. Rather, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the grim realities of factory workers, government clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of World War II-represented here in Capa´s stirring photographs alongside Steinbeck´s masterful prose. Through it all, we are given intimate glimpses of two artists at the height of their powers, answering their need to document human struggle. This edition features an introduction by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Russian Angst
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Als der Journalist Thomas Franke zum ersten Mal nach Russland reiste, musste man eigentlich keine Angst mehr haben: Das Sowjetreich war zusammengebrochen, der russische Bär bleckte nicht länger die Zähne. Heute fürchten sich wieder viele Menschen vor - und ebenso: in - Putins Russland. Seit mehr als 20 Jahren bereist Franke Russland, von 2012 bis 2016 lebte er in Moskau: Zeit für zahllose Begegnungen und Gespräche zwischen der Hauptstadt und der Krim, zwischen Wolgograd und Sibirien. Mit scharfem Blick und präzisem Ton erzählt Franke von Alltag, Geschichte und Politik und erlebt als mitfühlender Chronist eine Entwicklung, die er nicht für möglich gehalten hatte: die Reaktivierung sowjetischer Reflexe, die Rückkehr der Angst in die russische Gesellschaft. Diese Angst, so Franke, hat das ganze Land infiziert: Die Staatsmacht unter Putin nutzt sie, um ihre Autorität zu stärken und die Moral der Opposition zu untergraben. Und zugleich schürt sie die Angst vor Macht- und Identitätsverlust, vor der weltpolitischen Marginalisierung: In der russischen Seele gärt eine explosive Mischung.

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Russian Fighter
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Die Journalistin Swetlana Dmitirjewna Lebedew möchte endlich aus der Lifestyle-Ecke ihrer Zeitung heraus. Am liebsten würde sie über den anstehenden Weltmeisterschaftskampf des Boxers Kasakow berichten. Als Michail, der verantwortliche Redakteur, ihr bei dem wöchentlichen Meeting wieder verweigert, im Bereich Sport mitzuarbeiten, nötigt sie ihn eine Wette einzugehen: Wenn sie es schafft, etwas aus Kasakows Leben zu enthüllen, das bis dato niemand kannte, bekommt sie den Bericht über den Kampf! Kurz danach besucht Sweta die Boxschule von Kasakow, wo sie auf dessen Manager Rodion trifft, der sie nach einem unerfreulichen Gespräch einfach hinauswirft. Als ihr Mentor, der Modeschöpfer Agafon Sejzew, sie einlädt, ihren angestammten SM-Klub zu besuchen, nimmt sie die Einladung gerne an. Im Klub stolpert sie erneut über Rodion. Es kommt zu einem Schlagabtausch, der in einer heißen Session endet. Völlig überwältigt taucht sie in die Welt aus Dominanz und Unterwerfung ein. Swetlana brennt darauf Rodion wieder zu sehen, aber da ist ja immer noch die leidige Sache mit der Wette. Außerdem scheint dieser Rüpel, kaum Interesse an einer Beziehung zu haben!

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